Opera & Music Theatre
“…Van Parys’s score fits arrestingly well… The performance was overwhelming…” An Oresteia - Maarten Beirens, De Standaard, 22 February 2011
USHER (80') 2018
Text: Debussy and Gaea Schoeters based on Debussy’s
“La chute de la maison Usher”
arranged and completed by Annelies Van Parys
S, 3 Bariton - ute, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba,
percussion(1), harp, accordion, 2 violin, viola cello, double bass
Text: Shakespeare and Gaea Schoeters
for 2 actors, singer and lute/guitar
Private View - First opera by Annelies Van Parys 2015
Annelies Van Parys, one of the resident composers at Muziektheater Transparant, writes Private View, her first opera, for the Opera XXI festival. Private View is a production of Muziektheater Transparant in coproduction with Concertgebouw Brugge, Operadagen Rotterdam, Opera Vlaanderen, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Asko|Schönberg, Collective 33 ⅓, National Opera Bergen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. With the support of BesteBuren. Private View was awarded the FEDORA - Rolf Liebermann Prize for Opera 2014.
Composition: Annelies Van Parys • Libretto: Jen Hadfield • Scenario: Gaea Schoeters • Musical Direction: Etienne Siebens • Direction I Dramaturgy: Tom Creed • Set Design I Video: Collective 33 1/3 • Music: Asko I Schönberg Ensemble & Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart • Soprano: Johanna Zimmer • Mezzo Soprano: Truike Van Der Poel • Tenor: Martin Nagy • Bariton: Guillermo Anzorena • Bas: Andreas Fischer • Light Design: Peter Quasters.
Field Recordings ('45) 2015
Text: Peter Verhelst (En/La)
M - sax (S, A, T) perc + electroacoustic installation of 98 speakers
Bzzz't (20') 2012
For solo harp
Commissioned by Theater De Spiegel
Music theatre production for small children. Premiered by Isabelle Matthijssens / Sonja Tavormina
Parcours (20’-25’) 2011
For recorder solo, water and electronics.
Commissioned by and dedicated to Guillaume Van Mechelen
Premiered by Jan Van Hoecke, June 2011 at Werkhuys Antwerp. Concept and Staging Anneleen De Causmaecker, staging advice Fardau Akkerhof
Supported by Studio Champ D’Action (electronics: Jasper Braet)
Instrumentation: Recorder, water, electronics
Een Oresteia 2010 / 2013
A drama of Clytemnestra from the Oresteia by Aeschylos; a companion to Oresteia by Iannis Xenakis.
Text by Aeschylos, selection Caroline Petrick Transl. A.D. Bouillet, P. Claudel
for mezzo, mezzo-alto, alto and ensemble
Part 1. Prologue
Part 2. Clytemnestre se justifie
Part 3. L'ombre de Clytemnestre
Part 4. Epilogue
80' ( staged version, 2010 )
20' ( concert version, 2013 )
Instrumentation: Soprano, Mezzo, Mezzo-alto, flute, oboe, piccolo clarinet Eb, contrabass clarinet, double bassoon, horn in F, trumpet in c, tenor trombone, tuba, cello, timpani, percussion (1)
Commissioned by the Eduard van Beinum Stichting for Asko/Schönberg
Staged version premiered by VocaalLAB Nederland and Asko/Schönberg Ensemble, cond. Alejo Pérez, February 2011 at Concertgebouw Brugge. Concept and staging Caroline Petrick. A production of Muziektheater Transparant and Concertgebouw Brugge
Concert Version premiered by Asko/Schönberg Ensemble, cond. Clark Rundell, September 2013 at Vredenburg Leeuwenburgh, Utrecht for the opening concert of the 2013 Gaudeamus Muziekweek
Can be performed as a separate music drama, for stage or concert hall, or as part of a complete "Oresteia" to be performed alongside that of Iannis Xenakis.
An Index of Memories (70’) 2009
For Mezzo, Bariton, SSA and Ensemble
Commissioned by the Spectra Ensemble
Premiere by VocaalLAB Nederland and Spectra Ensemble, cond. Marit Strindlund, March 2010 at deSingel, Antwerp. Staging Caroline Petrick A production of Music Theatre Transparant
Instrumentation: Mezzo, Baritone, SSA, flute, clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello, percussion (3).